PM to dedicate 35 Oxygen Plants setup under PM CARES across country today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants established under PM CARES, across 35 States and Union Territories, in an event to be held at AIIMS, Rishikesh in Uttarakhand at 11 AM today.
With this, all districts of the country will now have commissioned PSA Oxygen Plants. Prime Minister will also address the gathering on the occasion.
Till now, a total of one thousand two hundred 24 PSA Oxygen Plants have been funded under PM CARES all across the country, out of which more than one thousand one hundred Plants have been commissioned, providing an output of over one thousand 750 metric tonnes oxygen per day. It is a testimony of the proactive measures taken by the government to augment India’s medical oxygen generation capacity since the advent of COVID-19 pandemic.
The project to commission a PSA Oxygen Plant in each district of the country was executed while dealing with complex challenges of hilly areas, islands and territories with difficult terrain.
Operations and maintenance of these plants have been ensured by training more than seven thousand personnel. They come with an embedded Internet of Things (IoT) device for real time monitoring of their functioning and performance through a consolidated web portal.
Uttarakhand Governor Gurmit Singh and Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami along with Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will also be present on the occasion.